I headed over the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, October 7, hoping to find some new birds to photograph.
I came across some old favorites as well as three new-to-me birds: A female American Redstart, an Eastern Phoebe and a Least Flycatcher.
I found the Redstart and Flycatcher at the Oak and Palm Hammock Trails near the refuge’s headquarters. The Eastern Phoebe was spotted at the Pine Flatwoods trail.
The other favorites were taken mostly along the old, fairly reliable Black Point Wildlife Drive.